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13 Aug 2012  

Windows 7
Partition Status Question

Hi All,

Terrified though I was, I used a partition program to make a small partition
in a very large primary drive (580GB) so I could put one of my Linux distros
there permanently. Unfortunately, it boots to a black screen when I select it.

It does show both Windows 7 and Linux in the boot screen, but only Windows works.

I'm afraid I didn't create the partition correctly.

Here's the info:

Toshiba Satellite P775-S7360 Laptop
HDD abt. 580 Gigs
Running Windows 7 (64-bit)


Disk: F: Linux
File System: NTFS
Capacity: 14.42 GB
Used: 108.44 MB
Unused: 14.32 GB
Status: None
Type: Logical

I have (status) System, Hidden and Primary partition(s) besides the one described.

Can anyone out there tell me what went wrong? Is (status: none) my problem? Does it also need to be a primary, system, etc.?

I appreciate the help. I'm a compltete newbie when it comes to partitioning a drive. :-)


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